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Spar Malta has partnered with LEAFIO AI to implement an AI-based cloud retail platform for inventory management and planogram optimization in their store chain.

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As economic pressures weigh on shoppers’ minds, Walgreens is leveraging its targeting capabilities to keep them engaged. The multinational pharmacy giant spoke to how U.S. consumers’ changing purchasing behaviors demand that the retailer works harder for their spending.

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As it redesigns its Amazon Fresh stores, Amazon is removing its Just Walk Out technology. That technology will be replaced by the company’s smart shopping cart, the Amazon Dash Cart, Jessica Martin, Amazon spokesperson, said in a statement.

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itsu, a healthy eating restaurant, is expanding across Europe with the help of Attensi AI, reducing the time it takes to make and translate training content.   

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Sizekick, a Munich-based startup specialising in AI driven size recommendations for online fashion retail, has announced a partnership with STRONGER, an activewear brand based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Through a partnership with Cognizant, McCormick expects to see increased full-stack visibility and stability, an optimized IT landscape, and accelerated processes — all within a scalable format that improves the user experience.

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Wendy’s Company has unveiled an AI-based loyalty platform that analyzes customer data, including purchase history and preferences, to create tailored offers and rewards.

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Beyond, Inc., the parent company of Overstock, Bed Bath & Beyond, Zulily and a gallery is teaming with the social media network X to deliver customer short and long form content.

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Dune London has taken a significant leap forward in its CX strategy by implementing OneStock, Europe’s leading Order Management System (OMS), after close consultation with digital commerce agency Tryzens.

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East of England Co-operative Society, one of the largest regional co-operatives in the UK, has signed an agreement with Pricer for an installation worth 50 MSEK in all 120+ of its food stores and involving the cloud-based platform Pricer Plaza and digital labels.

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With more than 15 years of experience in marketing, loyalty and CRM, Ruttle believes in the power of storytelling and what it means for brands.

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OMNIQ Contracted by SPAR International to install a State-of-the-Art comprehensive in-store System with remotely managed (ESL)Electronic Shelf Labels and the most user-friendly Self-Checkout equipment.

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Uber’s latest test of driverless delivery vehicles is a partnership with Google’s self-driving car subsidiary.

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Robert Marusi, chief commercial officer, Turtle Bay Resort, explains how Salesforce's Einstein 1 Platform is fueling a digital transformation, resulting in a substantial increase in revenue and a highly engaging guest experience.

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UNTUCKit is using Oracle NetSuite to automate financial processes, helping to improve the speed and accuracy of reporting, and scale its operations.

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Worldline announces the extension of its 16-year partnership with ASDA, the UK’s third-largest supermarket group, to deliver a full omnichannel payment solution, for an initial period of five years.

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Ikea has announced the launch of its Kreativ 3D room planner in Austria.

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Tulip, a leading cloud-based retail customer engagement platform provider, is excited to announce the extension of its partnership with 7 For All Mankind, the renowned American denim brand.

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Amazon is streamlining how customers sign up for its Amazon One palm-based recognition service with a new app.

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Re-Up, which bills itself as the c-store of the future, is partnering to deploy autonomous kitchens as it plots ambitious store growth.

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Google is rolling out new tools to offer a more individual shopping experience, using artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) technology.

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Mary Jane Riva, CEO of Pizza Factory; Jodi Boyce, CMO of Teriyaki Madness and Stephanie Nardini, SVP of IT for Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, talk about integration, how they're using AI and what's next on their tech to-do list.

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Ewan Fisher, a project manager for SA360 at Google. “Lowe’s is launching its first offsite retail media offering on Google Search and Shopping inventory, using a managed service model today and partnering with SA360 on the journey toward self-service options for their brand partners in the future.”

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As food waste persists, Hellmann’s created a tool to help. Launching its new AI-enabled tool ‘Meal Reveal,’ developed in collaboration with Google Cloud, the company is making it easier for people to use up the food in their fridge.

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Juicer creates a competitive pricing analysis tool, plus AI-enabled tech features launched this month from SpotOn, Chatmeter, and more.

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Descartes Systems Group reports that UK-based fashion retailer LOVALL, formerly known as Love Leggings, is using its e-commerce warehouse management system (WMS) to improve productivity by automating fulfilment and optimising the use of existing warehouse space to hold three times as much inventory.

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American discount retailer, Ocean State Job Lot, has selected the Manhattan Associates’ Manhattan Active Transportation Management solution.

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Wingstop Inc. is rolling out its proprietary MyWingstop platform to the domestic system this week, officials said.

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Fast food company Yum Brands aims to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) across the operations of its restaurants.

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A direct-to-consumer (DTC) startup is leveraging data automation to support expansion with brick-and-mortar partners.

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A leading chocolate brand is analyzing and developing visual product content for its Amazon channel with help from artificial intelligence (AI).

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Results Thru Strategy CEO Fred LeFranc mentioned how restaurants are judged by the emotional outcome of the guest experience and that it is incumbent upon restaurants to conduct an intentional approach to the guest journey.

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As Amazon and Walmart look to generative artificial intelligence (AI) to improve their businesses and capture more of consumers’ total spending, Amazon is stepping up its investment in the space by the billions.

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Bridgeline Digital, Inc. announced today that a building supplies chain selected HawkSearch for its eCommerce site.

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Lowe's 1,700 plus stores are now available on the DoorDash marketplace, becoming its first home improvement retail partner.

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La Madeleine has released an app, powered by Thanx, featuring a revamped loyalty program, Bonjour Rewards and digital ordering experience.

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Baird examined emerging store-related technology trends that can help retailers maximize performance in areas including data management, mobile devices, endless aisle inventory, and maximizing the reach of the store to the customer.

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Weis Markets today announced a new partnership with Uber Eats to offer on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery in 185 Weis locations.

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The company is making it easier to sign up for its palm recognition service known as Amazon One, which enables its users to pay by waving their palm over an Amazon One device at one of their brick-and-mortar locations.

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Batteries Plus will utilize the SOCi platform and its AI-powered products to provide relevant, personalized communications and website experiences to increase local search visibility, improve conversion rates, and increase lifetime value of its customers.

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Willy Street Co-op has deployed digital ordering and fulfillment solutions from eGrowcery, developer of the leading retail food industry eCommerce platform for grocers.

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Farmacias Peruanas, Peru’s largest pharmacy retail chain, digitally transformed its supply chain with Blue Yonder Category Management solutions to improve its customer experience by reducing stockouts and enhancing store layouts and space. The project was successfully implemented by GOLDCO, a Blue Yonder partner.

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Midsona AB, a European consumer goods company operating in the health and wellness sector, has chosen RELEX Solutions to automate their supply chain operations and improve their Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process.

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The Jacksonville, Fla.-based company will use Spacewise’s proprietary suite at select properties.

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Walmart is taking its retail media business to new levels in an effort to create even more meaningful connections between its customers and the brands the retailer carries.

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Walmart Connect today announced new in-store and off-site ad inventory, omnichannel measurement tools, and upper-funnel offerings. The retail media network (RMN) is providing advertisers with more opportunities to connect with customers on app, online, and in-store.

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